Now I know what you are thinking, who cares about Ultimate Marvel? Well for one JulesTrue does, and I’m here to let you know it’s pretty frickin awesome if you give it a chance. Once a week I’m gonna hit you with a story arc from the Ultimate Marvel Universe starting from the beginning. I’ll spotlight on whats brilliant, what’s not so brilliant, and what might be a good idea for the 616!
This time I’m diving into the second title to join the Ultimate Universe! The Success of the recently launched Ultimate Spider-Man gave the folks at Marvel a hunch they were onto something. The whole translation of classic characters into the modern age seeing how they would cope in this new digital age was brilliant. So they figured which characters would translate just as well for a whole new generation of readers. Well the answer was easy especially since the success of Fox’s X-Men movie which had created a big buzz around the characters once again. However as we all no there isn’t exactly an easy jumping on point for the Children of the Atom. So Marvel did the next best thing to rebooting the X-Men and created the Ultimate X-Men!. From the Creative powers of Mark Millar, Adam and Andy Kubert!
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Mutant Name: Xavier
Real Name: Charles Xavier II
Notable Aliases: Baldy, Kid X
First Appearance: X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1
Background: The son of Professor Charles Xavier and Mystique, Charles Xavier II brought his team of Future Brotherhood of Mutants to the present to force the Original X-Men team back to their own time to avoid a dark future for mutants. He’s driven by future events that the X-Men of the present cannot possibly begin to understand, and with psychic powers that appear to be on par with his deceased father, Xavier continues to be a thorn in the side of the X-Men.
Why He Matters Right Now: Although his motives seemed somewhat genuine in the larger scope of time-traveling and the multiverse, Xavier’s true motivations have come into focus in the pages of All-New X-Men #28, where it was revealed that Xavier and his half-brother Raze are the true masterminds behind the Future Brotherhood’s mission to the past. Xavier’s jealousy is what truly drives him, and his team of Brotherhood mutant are nothing more than mind-controlled pawns forced to act to his whims, and now Jean Grey and the rest of the All-New X-Men are caught in his psychic web of power. Look for more from Xavier in Marvel’s All-New X-Men written by Brian Michael Bendis.